Compulsory Departmental Courses

POEC600 - Seminar (0 + 0) 5

Thesis preparation methods, guidelines of writing a thesis, presentation of the thesis.

POEC603 - Theories of Political Economy I (3 + 0) 5

Main theories of political economy; classical, Marxist and neoclassical economic theories.

POEC606 - Research Methods (3 + 0) 5

To develop a range of social research methods, techniques and skills and how they have been used to address particular research questions in economics;

POEC614 - Political Macroeconomics (3 + 0) 5

Political economic cycle models, monetary policy, political economics of inflation, fiscal policy of politics and instability and its effect on macroeconomic policy, political economy of macroeconomic stability policies and fiscal rules.

POEC690 - Qualification (0 + 0) 30

A comprehensive exam for doctoral students to see whether they have reached the level of competence in the area upon which they direct their studies.

POEC697 - Thesis Proposal (0 + 0) 20

The thesis' methodical structure, its compass, aim, and importance within the literature in question.

POEC699 - Thesis (0 + 0) 150

No data provided

SBE-POEC-DR-GE1FA1 - Non-Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 5

SBE-POEC-DR-GE1FA2 - Non-Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 5

Elective Courses

ECON503 - Microeconomics (3 + 0) 5

Theory of resource allocation and price system; theory of demand, production, and distribution; market structure and performance.

ECON505 - Macroeconomics (3 + 0) 5

National income accounting, aggregate supply and demand, first models, behavioral foundations.

ECON521 - Applied Econometrics (3 + 0) 5

Modeling linear regressions, bivariate and multivariate regression techniques and their applications, model specification problems, parameter estimation problems, nonlinear regression models, data handling problems, simultenaous equation models, restricted regression models, time series, nonstationary series and autocorrelation and panel data.

ECON551 - Analysis and Design of Algorithms for Social Sciences (3 + 0) 5

Review of algorithm analysis; divide and conquer algorithms; graphs; dynamic programming; greedy algorithms; randomized algorithms; P and NP; approximate algorithms for NP-hard problems or polynomial algorithms for subproblems of NP-hard problems; partial recursive functions; computations and undecidable problems.

ECON552 - Advance Data Modeling (3 + 0) 5

Statistical inference, regression, generalized least squares, instrumental variables, simultaneous equations models, and evaluation of policies and programs.

ECON553 - Multi Dimensional Data Modeling (3 + 0) 5

Multivariate statistics, factor analysis, principal component analysis, bootstrapping, state space analysis and Kalman Filter, Markov Chain Models, smooth transition, frequency domain, functional regression analysis.

ECON554 - Stochastic Process for Data Science (3 + 0) 5

Essentials of stochastic integrals and stochastic differential equations; probability distributions and heavy tails, ordering of risks, aggregate claim amount distributions, risk processes, renewal processes and random walks, Markov chains, continuous Markov models, Martingale techniques and Brownian motion, point processes, diffusion models, and applications in various subject related data science.

ECON555 - Machine Learning (3 + 0) 5

Supervised learning, unsupervised learning; learning theory; reinforcement learning and adaptive control; recent applications of machine learning, such as robotic control, data mining, autonomous navigation, bioinformatics, speech recognition, and text and web data processing and evaluation of policies and programs.

ECON556 - Introduction to Database Systems for Social Sciences (3 + 0) 5

Çeşitli tahmin tekniklerine giriş, enflasyon, büyüme veya tüketim gibi çeşitli değişkenlerin önceden tahmin edilmesi ve istatistiksel modeller kurularak bu modellerin iktisadi politika tepkilerini tahmin etmek için kullanılması; çeşitli ülkelerin veri setlerinin kullanılarak model kurma, tahmin ve politika analizi gibi konuların uygulamalı olarak gösterilmesi.

POEC601 - Philosophy of Social Sciences (3 + 0) 5

The relationship between social sciences and natural sciences; interaction, diversification and conflicts between social sciences and natural sciences.

POEC602 - Comparative Economic Systems (3 + 0) 5

Evolution of capitalism, origins of communism, collapse of communism, interaction of communism and capitalism and the future of capitalism.

POEC604 - Theories of Political Economy II (3 + 0) 5

Theories of political economy starting from neoclassical economy.

POEC605 - Contemporary Political Theory (3 + 0) 5

Contemporary political theories; political theory of the 20th century; the `ontological turn? in political theory.

POEC611 - Global Economic Policy (3 + 0) 5

World economy after World War II: theoretical approaches; realist approach, liberal approach, historical approach, international monetary and financial relations, external debt and financial crisis.

POEC612 - Public Choice (3 + 0) 5

Normative analysis of public choice, social choice theory, transition process from individual choice to collective choice, Condorcet Paradox, Arrow theorem, Black theorem, social welfare functions, positive analysis of public choice, economic analysis of political choice process.

POEC613 - Political Economy of Development (3 + 0) 5

Different perspectives on development, the reasons for some countries` relative poverty, solutions to underdevelopment, the dynamics of growth, impact of globalization on development.

POEC615 - Ideology and Discourse (3 + 0) 5

Marxist, structuralist, post-analitic and psychoanalitic ideology and discourse theories, political discourse theory.

POEC616 - Theories of Government (3 + 0) 5

What is government; comparison of neoclassical government approach and critical Marxist approach, their contributions to today`s understanding of government.

POEC617 - Comparative Political Analysis (3 + 0) 5

Main concepts and methods in comparative political science; approaches to compare political systems; government, nation and nationalism, institutions, political culture, democracy, political elites, election systems and social movements.

POEC631 - Political Economy of Technology (3 + 0) 5

A brief review of history of technology; effects of technology on class and labor; impact of technology on economic growth and development in scope of the new economy; evaluation of the technology by Marxist and post Marxist view; modern Maxist approach on technology where the data depends on high technology.

POEC632 - International Labor Markets (3 + 0) 5

International division of labor, international labor migration, effects of subcontracting on labor markets, the political and economic effects of labor market regulation imposed on countries by international organizations such as ILO.

POEC633 - Political Economy of the Informal Sector (3 + 0) 5

Conceptualization of informal sector, its share in the economies, political aspects to informal sector by governments.

POEC634 - Social Movements in a Globalizing World (3 + 0) 5

Local, national and transnational social movements against globalization; the emergence and development of these social movements; the role of social movements in transforming globalization.

POEC635 - Government, Society and Democracy in the Developing World (3 + 0) 5

Government and society in context of development, democracy and justice in developing economies; the relationship between global economy and developing economies.

POEC636 - Multinational and Transnational Corporations in the World Politics (3 + 0) 5

The structure of multinational companies, their aims and decisions, the effect of direct foreign investment on economy and politics and the relationship between multinational companies and governments.

POEC637 - Sustainable Development in Protected Areas (3 + 0) 5

Protective areas and natural resources around and their proper usage and sustainability management, sustainable development approaches to the sustainable development.

POEC638 - Comparative Analysis of the Middle East Policies of US and EU (3 + 0) 5

US and EU foreign policies on Middle East, comparison of US policies and EU policies, the relationship between Turkey and US and EU.

POEC639 - Political Economy of Oil (3 + 0) 5

Increasing imports of oil and natural gas dependency, the main determinants and dynamics of oil and consequences for the world economy.

POEC640 - Political Economy of Higher Education (3 + 0) 5

The economics of higher education, higher education and the global order, the privatization of higher education, different "university" models, the labor market impact of the higher education sector and empirical studies.

POEC641 - Managerial Economics (3 + 0) 5

Production theory, pricing, risk and decision making under uncertainity, capital planning.

POEC642 - Game Theory (3 + 0) 5

Sequential games, simultaneous games, merging of sequential and simultaneous games and mixed strageties.

POEC643 - Political Economy of Financial Crisis (3 + 0) 5

Ref. Weekly Schedule

POEC644 - Political Economy of Agriculture (3 + 0) 5

Political economics of agricultural transformation; agricultural regimes; power, hegemony and regime; fundamental principles; the globalization of agriculture; vertical integration and market power; developments in the retail industry; IMF standby agreements and the World Bank agricultural reform; industrial examples- tobacco, milk and meat, sugar

POEC646 - Political Economy of Financial Crises (3 + 0) 5

Overview of the history of the financial-economic crisis; the structural transformation of the world economy: from 19th to 21st century; Bretton Woods system; neoliberal globalization, financial liberalization and the asymetric development in the world economy; global imbalances in the era of globalization and the new financial architecture; theori

POEC648 - Spatial Political Economy (3 + 0) 5

Introduction and uniqueness of capitalism; why capitalism developed in England first; Germany, the US and Russia or institutionalization of phases of capitalism as a Gerschenkron; imperialism and colonialism; American Fordism and the crisis; total wars and overcoming German competition; expansion of Fordism to advanced capitalist world; modernizati

SBE-POEC-DR-AE1FA1 - Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 5

SBE-POEC-DR-AE1FA2 - Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 5

SBE-POEC-DR-AE1FA3 - Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 5

SBE-POEC-DR-AE1FA4 - Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 5

SBE-POEC-DR-AE1FA5 - Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 5